Co-op Alternatives meets Community Finance Ireland

Co-operative Alternatives met Donal Traynor from Community Finance Ireland, a local social lender to social enterprises, including co-operatives North and South of this island.  During the meeting, Donal was interested in the work of Co-operative Alternatives and keen to support any of the co-operatives in need of loans (e.g bridging loans, working capital, capital purchases etc.) for growing their enterprises.

Similarly to Co-operative Alternatives, they work with a variety of organisations from sport to housing and energy. Tiziana O’Hara said ‘Donal is an energetic and driven CEO who has already brought significant positive change to Community Finance Ireland and we welcome his refreshing interest in local co-operatives.’ If you want to know more about Community Finance Ireland, please visit

home – Community Finance Ireland

and you can also hear Donal speaking about his work in this

Podcast | Social Enterprise NI